Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 45 mins

To save time toast the nuts in advance, if you are serving a crowd prepare two recipes and serve in two separate dishes. Prep time includes toasting nuts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease an 8 x 8-inch baking dish.
  2. Set oven to 275 degrees.
  3. Place the nuts on a small baking pan; bake for about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally or until the nuts are lightly toasted, transfer to a small bowl and add in melted butter and salt; mix to combine.
  4. In a medium bowl mix together softened cream cheese, garlic, taco seasoning, green onions, shredded cheddar cheese and picante sauce; mix to thoroughly combine, then stir in the pecans.
  5. Spoon into preapred baking dish.
  6. Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees and bake covered with foil for 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated through.
  7. Serve with crackers or corn chips.


Most Helpful

This was delicious and different! We devoured it! (I forgot the green onions; Sorry) Will definitely make again! Thanks, Kittencal!

alligirl March 08, 2009

The nuts is what makes this so special! Adds a perfect flavour. I toasted the nuts while I prepped everything else, then just threw them into the mix and back in the oven. I was making this just for my husband and I so I did not go heavy on the garlic or taco seasoning and it turned out perfect but on the mild side. If you want a dip with umph, load it all in there! I would recommend unflavoured crackers or corn chips so they don't take away from the dip. What a treat! We were purring, Kitten:)

5thCourse July 07, 2007

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